12 days in East Asia Itinerary

12 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Tamano
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Osaka

— 2 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the galleries of Mint Museum, see the interesting displays at Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, examine the collection at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, then soak in some Japanese tradition at Arima Onsen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishinomiya Shrine. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho, then wander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally shop like a local with Hankyu Umeda Honten.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Osaka road trip tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Osaka is a bit cooler than Singapore - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tamano.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Baths

Side Trips

Tamano

— 2 nights
You've now added Uno Port to your itinerary. On the 10th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Yasaka Shrine, browse the different shops at Aeon Mall Ayagawa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takinomiya Temmangu Shrine, then take a stroll around Ayakawa Municipal Learning Center, then contemplate the long history of Kannon-ji Temple, and finally take in the waterfront at Uno Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Chikko Hachimangu Shrine, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Stone Bridge of Shuten, then contemplate the long history of Well of Suzurii, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kokoroyoshi Shrine, and finally admire the masterpieces at Les Archives du coeur.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tamano driving holiday planner.

Drive from Osaka to Tamano in 3 hours. June in Tamano sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tamano

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then wander the streets of Kamiyacho, and then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Tamano to Hiroshima takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Kyoto

— 3 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kennin-ji Temple and Chishaku-in. Step out of Kyoto to go to Uji and see Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Sagano, and look for gifts at Ippodo Tea Kyoto.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto holiday planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo

— 3 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Get some historical perspective at Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple). Kanda Myojin and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple & Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing)) and Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (in Koganei). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, and see the interesting displays at Fire Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips